The Technical Committee has completed installation of a donated Motorola XPR8300 repeater and duplexer, restoring our previous DMR digital offering on 443.5875 MHz. This repeater is now in service, transmitting
20 25 (!!) watts from an antenna at around 580 feet, and is part of the statewide DMRVA network. We're using the same configuration as before, on the same frequency, so your "old" W4RAT codeplugs will work without modification. [More information]
Additionally, our 442.55 MHz analog/C4FM repeater has returned to its pre-2020 position at 680 feet on our tower (same height as the 146.88 machine).
Questions and comments may be directed to the RATS Technical Committee.